Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted September 4, 2014
Buster was a spirited little guy with an affectionate nature. As with most terrier breeds, he made up for his short stature with lots of energy and courage. He certainly wasn't afraid of much. Most of the time he was a very laid back but as Terriers were originally bred as 'ratters', the instinct to chase small creatures was strong. Many blue tongued lizards and small rodents took their last breath in his jaws!
This was great when the odd mouse or two decided to take up residence in the house but not so pleasant when I had to pick up the bodies of the poor lizards that frequented my garden. Had there ever been a snake around, he would have had no hesitation in attacking that too.
However, he was never the type of dog to attack other animals such as cats or possums and was perfectly safe with children.
Best suited to being both indoors and outdoors, this breed makes an excellent companion dog. It will be enthusiastic about walks but is equally happy to sit at your feet while you watch television. Beware though, with its inquisitive nature it can be a bit of an escape artist so it is best to have secure fencing.